Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Update Now Rolling Out in India

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Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Update Now Rolling Out in India

The Nokia 6 (2018) Android 8.1 Oreo update weighs 801.4MB, while Nokia 7 Plus is 590.2MB in size

Highlights

  • Nokia 6 (2018) went on sale in India last week
  • The Nokia 7 Plus will go on sale in India starting April 30
  • Both smartphones run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box

Nokia 6 (2018) (Review) and Nokia 7 Plus have started receiving their Android 8.1 Oreo update in India, over-the-air (OTA). The rollout follows the start of the Android 8.0 Oreo update rollout for the Nokia 3 (Review) on Wednesday. Nokia licensee HMD Global has not made any official announcement regarding the start of the rollout; however, our review units of the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus have received the update. Amongst other version-based changes, the update also brings along the April Android security update to Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus.

The Android 8.1 Oreo update (v2.13B) for the Nokia 6 (2018) weighs 801.4MB, and brings other new features, such as battery saving navigation buttons, a revamped power menu, new Settings menu, and a Bluetooth battery percentage. The Nokia 7 Plus update brings the exact same features, however, it weighs 590.2MB.

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To recall, HMD Global had launched the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus in India last week, and out-of-the-box, the smartphones ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. Buyers will receive the Android 8.1 Oreo update soon after they get their units up and running. The Nokia 6 (2018) went on sale in India on April 6, and is currently available in a single RAM/ storage variant - 3GB/ 32GB. It has been priced at Rs. 16,999 (best buy price), and is available via the newly opened Nokia Mobile Shop and select mobile outlets in the country.

 

The Nokia 7 Plus on the other hand will go up for pre-bookings from April 20, and will go on sale via Amazon India, the Nokia Mobile Shop, and select mobile outlets in the country. It has been priced at Rs. 25,999 (best buy price).


Is there more to Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco than just nostalgia? We discussed that on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

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